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Rating: 4.0/5 (35 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Mexican
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 3g
Unsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 269mg
Sodium 857mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A  5%Vitamin C  24%
Calcium  17%Iron  16%
Potassium  4%Vitamin E  12%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Camarones Al Ajillo - Garlic Shrimp

Date Added: January 01, 2010
This zesty recipe makes a great family-style appetizer plate. Be prepared to make a double batch, because they will go fast!


1/2 cup Olive Oil Pure Spanish
4 Garlic cloves finely chopped
2 1/2 lbs Shrimp prawns or extra-large shells and heads left on
2 Limes Juice
Salt to taste
pinch Dried Oregano
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley Finely chopped
dash Hot Sauce optional
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1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil until it is fragrant, then cook the garlic, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Raise the heat to medium, add the shrimp, and cook, stirring, until they turn pink, 5 minutes.

3. (If you prefer extra oil, add it along with the shrimp).

4. Add the lime juice, salt, oregano, and parsley, and stir well.

5. Correct seasonings and add Tabasco. Transfer to a heated serving platter and serve immediately, accompanied by crunchy bread to soak up the garlic-flavored oil.

Comments on Camarones Al Ajillo - Garlic Shrimp Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - December 21, 2009
Good presentation
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 24% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E with 12% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Shellfish, Garlic, Shrimp, Olive Oil allergies.
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